The "4-Hour" guru is scaling back on startup investments and holding off on another book. Look for him instead on primetime TV.
FORTUNE -- If anyone gets the entrepreneur's plight, it's Tim Ferriss. The East Hampton, N.Y.-raised, Princeton-educated author once worked in sales at a data storage company before starting a sports nutrition supplement company and penning The 4-Hour Workweek in 2007. The controversial New York Times bestseller inculcated readers to Ferriss's "lifestyle MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 22, 2013 10:06 AM ET
From Patch to EveryBlock, many community-focused sites have struggled or collapsed entirely. What are they getting wrong?
FORTUNE -- Ever heard of EveryBlock or Village Soup? What about Backfence? Each community-focused venture launched, then folded. Many more so-called hyperlocal sites have also tried and failed. Even AOL's Patch news sites have had trouble sticking. Their struggles beg the question: Why is hyperlocal so hard?
It shouldn't be in theory, at least where news MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 21, 2013 12:17 PM ET
A highly anticipated fall announcement from Apple could bring some of the long-awaited upgrades that fans and investors have been calling for.
FORTUNE -- Fall holds different meanings for different people, but for many technorati, this September will likely see the unveiling of another all-new iPhone. Indeed, next month's news may prove more newsworthy than years past if some of the speculation is right. Will Apple (AAPL) finally introduce a new, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs's modern word processor works on almost any device. Is that enough to shake up a space Microsoft has dominated for decades?
FORTUNE -- According to Bret Taylor and Kevin Gibbs, word processors have been stuck in a rut for the last three decades. Launch the latest version of Microsoft Word, and there's the same cluttered array of toolbars, even a floppy disc button emblematic of saving MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 13, 2013 12:10 PM ET
Chad Hurley and Steve Chen want video storytelling to be as easy as a few taps on a smartphone.
FORTUNE -- It's been eight years since Chad Hurley and Steve Chen co-founded YouTube, a video platform juggernaut where people upload 100 hours of video every minute. Now, Hurley and Chen are at it again, and they haven't strayed far with MixBit, a free app that lets users record, edit, and publish videos MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 8, 2013 12:52 PM ET
Better headphones or more of the same?
FORTUNE -- It's been five years since Beats introduced its first pair of headphones. Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's personal audio company has become somewhat of a sensation, with celebrity endorsements, even knock-offs. (Chinese electronics malls, for instance, are full of them.) Stroll down a city street, and you'll probably catch someone wearing a pair sporting that round "b" logo, which is quickly becoming MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 7, 2013 2:02 PM ET
From TaskRabbit to Gobble, scores of startups now cater to those either unable -- or unwilling -- to do something for themselves.
FORTUNE -- After a long day or week, the last thing I want to do is house chores. So plates and laundry stack up. The floors don't get Swiffered. When that happens, I'll spend more time clambering around, pajama-clad, and deliberating -- time I could have used to actually MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 5, 2013 10:34 AM ET
Sony and Panasonic are trying to give more life to the old format.
FORTUNE -- Thought physical media was dying? Sony and Panasonic think otherwise.
Earlier this week, both tech companies announced an agreement to develop an advanced optical disc due in 2015 capable of storing over 300 gigabytes (GB) worth of data, according to The Wall Street Journal -- five times the amount Blu-ray discs can currently hold. Their rationale: as television MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 30, 2013 1:46 PM ET
Kevin Mandia, who uncovered Chinese hacking, describes how he stumbled onto one of the largest domestic security breaches ever.
FORTUNE -- When 42-year-old Kevin Mandia went public last February with a 60-page report detailing the Chinese theft of American trade secrets, the move propelled his cybersecurity firm Mandiant to the forefront of a national security fire storm.
The story of how Mandia discovered one of America's largest security breaches ever -- and MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 24, 2013 7:34 PM ET
The rapidly expanding car service is trying to expand its mission.
FORTUNE -- Ask Travis Kalanick about the future of Uber, and he'll tell you that it has become a brand that transcends its original mission. "Today, we're in the business of delivering cars," Kalanick said onstage at this year's Brainstorm Tech conference. In the year-and-a-half since Fortune profiled Kalanick, Uber has rapidly expanded into new markets, despite regulatory hiccups in cities MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 23, 2013 6:37 PM ET
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